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Registration Is Now Open!
Registration for the ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting being held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on September 11-15, 2017
is now open!
Register by Thursday, July 20th to take advantage of our early registration rates.
Click here to download the complete registration brochure!
Click here to view more information regarding registration rates and how to register today!
Book Your Hotel Now!
Housing is now available for the ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book your housing today to guarantee your room!
Click here for more information on hotel room rates and how to book online.
Song Requests Welcome!
There is a NEW Networking Event this year at the ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting. For those of you who enjoy "work hard – party hard" we will have a Desserts and Dancing evening with Dorry Segev on Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM. Dorry is a transplant surgeon from John Hopkins Medical Center who has been a DJ at several transplant-related, highly enjoyable parties. Dorry will be collecting requests for songs over the next few months and he will lead our party on Thursday evening.
See you at the Networking Event!
Thursday, September 14, 2017
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Click here to submit a song request!
|Regional 2 – Early Bird Registration Ends May 9th
The preliminary program for the ASHI Regional Education Workshop 2 is now available! Click here to view the preliminary program.
The Workshop Sessions are designed to introduce emerging technologies and concepts at a basic level. The faculty and topics were selected to meet the growing educational needs of the ASHI community. The faculty is eager to share their expertise and experience with the attendees and provide an interactive, educational atmosphere for the novice to the experienced bench technologist and supervisor, with some essential theory and practical application in the laboratory.
In addition, a Keynote Speaker will open the meeting on Thursday evening. Please make plans to arrive early, as you won't want to miss a thing! The committee encourages you to actively participate in the workshop whether it's a social exchange at our Welcome Reception, participating in the case study discussions, or sharing your thoughts in our question-and-answer sessions.
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The next generation of Virtual Crossmatch is here!
VXmatch is a web and mobile-enabled application that displays all the crossmatch data you want; in exactly the way you want it. Want DSA trends, dilution, reactivity history, and graphs? VXmatch is a virtual crossmatch for labs who take it seriously.
The Travel Fund Award was created to help newer ASHI members attend regional and annual meetings. For the Annual meeting, two grants have been reserved for Technologist members and two for Doctoral level members. Winners of a 2017 ASHI Travel Fund Award will receive:
|ASHI Travel Awards Available — Apply Now!
*Limited to one travel fund award per institution each year. To be considered for the ASHI Travel Fund Award you must be a current ASHI member of five (5) years or less. The following increase your likelihood of being chosen:
- One (1) complimentary registration to the 2017 ASHI Annual Meeting
- Up to $1,000 reimbursement to the 2017 Annual Meeting (must be in compliance with the ASHI travel policy).
Please complete this application. Once we receive your application, we will contact your General Supervisor or Director for verification of support for your application. These items will be sent to the reviewing committee. Good luck!
- Volunteer service to ASHI and/or ABHI
- Presentations at ASHI meetings
- Authorship in ASHI publications
- Desire to further your career in HLA
Annual Meeting — July 7th
Are you an HLA technologist who has worked in the field for less than three years and desires to pursue a career in HLA? If so, then you should submit an essay for a chance to win the 2017 ASHI Rising Star Award! This award recognizes an outstanding HLA technologist who has worked in the field for less than three years and desires to pursue a career in HLA. The requirement for this award is a short essay (less than four pages) describing your current work in HLA and why you're interested in pursuing a career in the field. This essay must be written by the nominee and validated by the nominee's direct supervisor.
The ASHI Distinguished Service Award was established in 1999 to honor colleagues who have contributed significantly to ASHI's heritage. This award recognizes:
The ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award was established in 2001 to honor a distinguished scientist who is an ASHI member. This individual must have contributed significantly to the field of immunogenetics and/or transplant immunology. This award recognizes:
- ASHI membership past or present, doctoral or non-doctoral
- Creativity in moving ASHI in new directions, both scientifically and as an organization
- Service to ASHI
- Educational contribution on behalf of ASHI
The Rose Payne Award recognizes distinguished scientific accomplishment and extraordinary contributions to the immunogenetics community. Specifically, this award recognizes contributions to the advancement of histocompatibility and immunogenetics and other extraordinary contributions.
- ASHI membership past or present
- Professional scientific accomplishments: theoretical and technical creativity
- Special contributions and achievements in their field of expertise
- Other extraordinary contributions
The Outstanding Technologist Award is presented annually to a technologist who has provided outstanding contributions to the field of histocompatibility and immunogenetics.
Click here to read the nomination requirements for all awards and then submit your nominations now to Katherine Miranda.
THE NOMINATIONS DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2017.
To view a list of former award winners, please click here.
So that ASHI can coordinate shipping and make sure we have enough sample available for the orders received, we are asking all labs to place their orders for the EMO survey by Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Thank you for your assistance.
|HLA for Beginners Recording Available
ASHI President, Dr. Gautreaux presented a webinar on Thursday, April 20th for NATCO. If you were unable to attend the live webinar, you can view the recording here. (CE are not available for the recording)
The latest release of the 17th International Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Workshop and Conference newsletter, IHIWS Connects, is now available. This issue features registration instructions for attending the 17th IHIWS in Pacific Grove, California, as well as important updates about the progress of workshop components and projects. To read this and all prior IHIWS Connects newsletters, visit: http://ihiws.org/newsletters/
We hope that you'll take a few moments to renew your 2017 ASHI membership today to avoid disruption of your ASHI benefits.
Your membership dues allow us to provide programs, professional awards, and educational opportunities that advance the science, education and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology. Renew Today!
Alan Ting, PhD
It is with great sadness that we write to tell you Dr. Ting passed away on April 21, 2017. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Dr. Ting served as President of ASHI from 1999 - 2000, and also served on numerous committees during his career.
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Elsevier, publisher of ASHI's scientific publication, Human Immunology, offers online education to authors. Here you'll find free online lectures, interactive training courses, expert advice and other resources to support you in publishing your journal article or world-class book. Certificates to recognize your efforts are available.
Name & Credentials: Faralee Garland (Cox) CHS, CHT
Job title and place of employment: Certified Histocompatibility Specialist, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc.
Graduated from: University of Tennessee, Memphis
How long have you been an ASHI member? 10 years
If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Member Spotlight, please complete the online form.
ASHI and the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI) are hosting an exciting Member Society symposium at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2017) on Wednesday, June 14, at the Hilton Downtown Chicago Hotel. First held in 2001, the FOCIS Annual Meeting draws the best clinician scientists from around the world to participate in the scientific program, bringing together cutting-edge science from various disease fields related to clinical immunology.
With an innovative lineup of topics and presenters, the FOCIS 2017 program has something for everyone! Registration is open and late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted through April 7, 2017. Travel awards available to top-scoring late-breaking posters.
Hope to see you in Chicago!
The 2017 joint EFI/ASHI/APHIA Summer School meeting will be held in Trinity College in the heart of the city of Dublin, Ireland, July 24th-26th. The concept of the Summer School is that it provides a focused course on all aspects of theoretical and applied Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility. To encourage discussion the course is limited to a small group of participants (30-40). Participants are invited to present their own research. Attendance provides a great opportunity for those studying towards higher H&I specific qualifications as well as a chance to meet others working in the field in different parts of the world.
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Current Forum topics being discussed include:
HLA Laboratory Business Model
Complement binding antibodies and 1:16 serum dilution
DP Antibody in Heart Tx
Contacting Patients for Serum Specimens
What current challenges are you facing as a technologist?
How did you get started in HLA?
Complement-binding assays are proposed to better stratify the risk of antibody-mediated rejection associated-graft failure. Despite promising clinical results, some have suggested that the MFI of anti-HLA antibodies may influence these tests.
Medical News Today
For the first time, researchers have shown that using a nanovaccine to deliver cancer immunotherapy can slow tumor growth and prolong survival in mouse models of several types of cancer.
The team - from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas - describes the work in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Spanish researchers have discovered that giving two flu shots, five weeks apart, is a more effective method of vaccinating solid organ transplant recipients against the virus.
Solid organ transplant patients are more susceptible to influenza and have decreased mortality when they do acquire the virus. That's why all are encouraged to get the inactivated trivalent influenza vaccination each year.
|Click here to place your 2017 proficiency testing order, enter results or to view your laboratory’s previous performance reports and summary reports for surveys that have been completed.
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Looking for a new job or ready to take the next step? The ASHI Career Center will help you find the opportunity that's right for you!
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